9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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9 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly + foot:  16​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lanikai Beach and Waimea Bay. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Waikiki Beach and Banzai Pipeline. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Ehukai Beach Park (in Pupukea). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

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New York City to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from New York City to Honolulu, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Honolulu to be warmer, temps between 82°F and 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Pupukea
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Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

4
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Visiting Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) will get you outdoors. Visit Honaunau Bay and White Sand Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Honaunau (Manini Kapahukapu Beach & Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park) and Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae). The adventure continues: get close to the beloved marine mammals with Neptune Charlies Ocean Safaris, add some fun to your beach time Big Island Divers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mokuaikaua Church, and take a leisurely stroll along Kailua Pier.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona day trip planning site .

You can fly from Honolulu to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. In December in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Honaunau, Puukohola National Historic Park, Kahaluu Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Honaunau Bay ©
Honaunau Bay
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

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